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Pooh

lets see your setup

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Pooh

spear, chisle, saw, house, decoys, whatever you got.

heres my stuff....everything u see have here is homemade(except the saw).

FYI the saw is made by nils and is a P.O.S. had it now 3 years (havent used it this year) cut maybe 12 holes and can no longer use it because the 3 of the teeth are messed up. 2 broke, 1 bent really bad.

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BOUNCED

How do you see through all that snow? wink

Nice, I have a stove like that but I'm burning wood

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Pooh

ok u got me!! the house isnt out right now, i dont leave it out cause with an almost 18 month old i dont have a whole ton of time, so i bring it home when im done

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merkman

8 X 8 Northlander

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Inside the Northlander 1 of 2 holes with my prefered spear

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Inside the Northlander with my small spear

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4 X 6 Canvas

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Inside the 4 X 6

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Decoys

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Decoy in the water

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Other than that I have a fish saw, redneck chisel, old ice tongs, a small shovel with holes in it to clean out the hole and other assorted stuff

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bassNspear

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outside of the Canvas Craft

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Inside the house. Monster Hole

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Inside the house. My reel, decoy and Spear!

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Peepers

hey Pooh - what's the wood framed thing with the hardware screen in it? I'm new to spearing this year and trying to pick up some tricks of the trade so to speak.

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GoneFish'n71

probably to scoop slush out of the hole, i use a big bait net

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bassNspear

I use a silver shovel!

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Gordie

I use a minnow scoop like the ones they pull tyhe decoys out of the tank with. I should be getting my new plasma today and I am goig to build something also

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spearman

Find an old scoop shovel and start drilling holes in it works great to clean out the slush

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shamalex72

I use the scoop shovel with holes for most of the slush. then use an aquarium net for the "fine tuning".

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Huey

I use a Big Dipper scoop. The long hndle is nice for spear holes.

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Pooh

thats right a big scoop to do most of the slush then a clean up with a small one right before i shut the door

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Huey

Since pics are fun to see, here's some of my set up from last weekend.

Eskimo QuikFish III, Amish spear,

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decoys and ice tongs. I also have a Jiffy chisel and a Fish's ice saw.

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And 2 I left at home. Plus my jigging stick. Anyone want to trade for the Bear Creek on the right? I'd like to get a 6" Bear CreeK pike.

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Huey

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BehindtheHead

how big is your northlander portable bass n spear?

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Sunnie

An old landing net works great for clearing ice chunks from the the hole however it takes some abuse and may need to be renetted from time to time. I use scuba netting from fabric store.

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shamalex72

Here is my set up from this morning. The spear and decoys are homemade, except the bear creek, and the house is a Shappel Icehouse 5000. The fish are 20 and 25 inches. The two decoys in the center worked best today, the red/white and yellow/black.

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Huey

Nice pic. Lots of cool decoys.

How do the fish like the frog decoys?

I almost bought one last wknd. Got a mini sunfish type decoy instead. It really zings through the water, but I wonder if it's big enough to attract fish.

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shamalex72

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I have a fair amount come in to the frogs. Last weekend I speared two small ones less than five minutes apart on the frog with black spots.

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Laska

where can I get one of those frogs, I want one smile

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Huey

I should have bought the frog.

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Peepers

hey Shamalex - I like your spear deign and am thinking of making one for next year myself. Are the tines 1/4 inch and the shaft 1/2 inch? Is the piece bridging the shaft and the tines all one piece or did you cut them out separately and weld them together?

thanks!

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shamalex72

hey Shamalex - I like your spear deign and am thinking of making one for next year myself. Are the tines 1/4 inch and the shaft 1/2 inch? Is the piece bridging the shaft and the tines all one piece or did you cut them out separately and weld them together?

thanks!

Yes, the tines are 1/4" and the shaft is 1/2". I used two pieces and welded them together, like a sandwich. If you want I can put a close-up picture here.

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Peepers

Close-ups would be great. Thanks for the info!

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shamalex72

Here it is, hope it helps.

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